The largest of the Greek Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes attracts holidaymakers with its ancient culture, cosmopolitan capital city and expansive beaches. Clubbers flock to Faliraki and the island's epic open-air music venues, while families can enjoy traditional Greek seaside resorts and the old-meets-new charm of Lindos. Rhodes is a sunshine island packed with entertainment.
A subtropical climate and 300 days of sunshine a year mean most holidaymakers want to be near a beach and Rhodes has plenty. The mixture of sand and pebble shores and light winds are as popular with windsurfers as they are with families, and more than 25 sites have been awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness.
After dark, Faliraki is the club destination of choice for those aged 18 to 30, while Rhodes Town has a cosmopolitan vibe with piano clubs, cocktail bars and traditional Greek tavernas.
Rhodes' coastline is littered with natural sand and pebble beaches, some of the most beautiful in all of Greece. You can stretch out on warm, yellow sand with the wide blue ocean ahead and pine-forested mountains behind. The island is a popular spot for watersports, with a natural breeze that heads off the high summer heat. With Blue Flag beaches you can expect clean, safe shores to relax with the whole family and enjoy a swim.
The seemingly endless Ialyssos beach, just outside of Rhodes Town, is home to several large hotel complexes and nightclubs. Despite this, the beach is only busy for a couple of months in the summer and thanks to the beach's long length, there's lots of room for everyone to stretch out. It has all the amenities you need and is even home to international windsurfing tournaments. On the opposite side of Rhodes Town lays Faliraki with its wide golden beach. If you can get there in the morning before the night ravers wake up, you'll find a half-empty shore.
Saint Paul's Bay, Ladiko and Kallithea are often listed as the best beaches in Rhodes, while Kolymbia is a pleasant seaside resort between Rhodes Town and Lindos – ideal for families looking for a quieter stay. The pebble beach at Ixia and southern beach of Prassonissi are both popular with windsurfers and kite surfers.
Nowhere else in Rhodes can hold a candle to the increasingly popular nightlife scene found in Faliraki. Add to this an exciting and vibrant beach scene and holidays to this resort will provide fun lasting memories.
There are 5km of sands to choose from in Faliraki with plenty of water sports and activities to enjoy. You'll find a great selection of nearby restaurants too.
By night all tourists seem to head towards Bar Street and Club Street where an amazing selection of nightspots provides awesome entertainment until the early hours of the morning.
This beach resort features everything you need to enjoy a great summer holiday while being ideally located in between Rhodes Town and Faliraki. The town is famous for its natural bathing spas so a getaway to Kalithea could reinvigorate you.
There are a couple of beaches to choose from here and there are good opportunities for scuba and snorkelling to spot amazing sea creatures.
The nightlife in town is generally quiet but for one large nightclub which keeps things exciting. There are a couple of shops to enjoy but nearby Rhodes Town offers a great selection of retail opportunities.
Kolymbia is a fantastic beach resort with a quiet atmosphere which is perfect for ultimate holiday relaxation. There is a kilometre long beach that is the ideal spot to spend your days with some rock pools for kids to go paddling in.
Kolymbia is the closest resort to the terrific Seven Springs area which is a big draw for tourists. Natural waters run through tree covered areas and there is a long underground tunnel to pass through too. Other attractions include boat trips, hiking or a nearby golf course.
Eucalyptus Road by the beach is a great place to shop and dine.
Lindos is a popular tourism destination that remains authentically Greek thanks to the locals who live and work here. There is an old town vibe through the cobbled streets of the resort and there is also the large looming structure of the Lindos Acropolis standing over the town.
The main beach is a great looking space of smooth sands while St Paul's Bay is a great spot to scuba dive and snorkel between the rocky waters.
The nightlife here can contrast the quiet ambience of the days as there is a good choice of lively bars and clubs to try out.
Pefkos is named after the pine trees that surround parts of the resort. Sitting on the south east coast of Rhodes this resort is a calm area to hang out by the coast.
Pefkos Beach is lined with green pine trees behind and a gloriously blue sea in front making it a beautiful and scenic place to spend a day. Plakia Beach is a less crowded space just outside of town.
From the jetty on Boat Trip Road you can board a glass-bottomed vessel to take you around the coast and to nearby Lindos.
The capital of Rhodes offers more than any other resort on the island. Rhodes Town has the most restaurants, most shopping facilities and the most historic attractions to tour.
The citadel of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts millions of tourists every year. Just outside of the town there are ancient ruins of a theatre, stadium and a temple. Many people choose to tour the large gothic palace which has been transformed into a museum too.
As well as the history there is a central beach to have fun on while the evenings provide a great selection of laidback and lively nightspots.